It’s a ridiculous age-old conceit that a man off the street can beat LPGA tour pros at their life’s calling. We hear it from time to time, but very rarely do we see such a push-back (and challenge) from the athletes themselves. Charley Hull seems to have had enough and went back at this unnamed man who seems to have quite masochistic tendencies.
It all started with a DM — doesn’t it always? — from this randomer to golf statistician Lou Stagner. Stagner thankfully pushed it out for the world to see.
I love some of the direct messages I get.
This guy would finish DFL in every single event. pic.twitter.com/obGFXKktwi
— Lou Stagner (Golf Stat Pro) (@LouStagner) September 11, 2023
“I am a 3 handicapper that plays from 6900 yards and I hit my driver 290,” the direct message reads. “I would make every cut on the LPGA and be a top20 playr.”
Lou Stagner posted the screenshot along with the caption “I love some of the direct messages I get. This guy would finish [dead last] in every single event.”
The claim was met with many an irritated comment. Some called the message “sexist.” Others wanted to see this individual embarrass himself.
Tell him I’ll arrange the match. He can name the course and the distance. I’ll pay for the lpga player to be there.
Any price he wants to play for.
— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) September 11, 2023
What I love about this is the ability to just totally discount how much pressure you play under as a top 20 player (on any tour) …but apparently this guy is cool as a cucumber 🥒 😐
— Greg Chalmers (@GregChalmersPGA) September 11, 2023
There were many strong replies but none as great as Hull, who took the challenge head-on and wants to get a match going. She even got a little trash talk going just to make things somehow more interesting.
Shall we sort this game out 👀 I’ll let him play off the red tees whilst I’ll play off the whites https://t.co/MAGfE4hprP
— Charley Hull (@HullCharley) September 11, 2023
“Shall we sort this game out?,” Hull asks. “I’ll let him play off the red tees whilst I’ll play off the whites.”
We’d love to see this pay-per-view match, as would the rest of Twitter it seems.
I’d binge episodes of Charley removing local club champs’ hubris until I went blind.
— Mark Baldwin (@markbaldwin1) September 11, 2023
I would give my left arm to watch this occur Live
— Hannah Gregg (@hannahbggg) September 12, 2023
We’ll come and film it
— Peter Finch (@PeterFinchGolf) September 11, 2023
As great as this all would be, especially during a quieter part of the golf season, it doesn’t look like the bold DMer will back up his claim. There hasn’t been a response to the challenge just yet. Hull might have been ghosted. Another win for real golfers everywhere.
Hull has won twice on the LPGA Tour, has been named Ladies European Tour Player of the Year and competed in Solheim Cup matches before the age of 18. Hopefully, the gambling powers that be release some odds, because we’re ready to bet the house on Hull.